Women's Leadership Conference

TU Women's Leadership Conference logo
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Marion Center at Tiffin University

Keynote speaker Sandra Williams, State Senator and Tiffin University alumna

Created especially for ambitious women who realize the power of networking, embrace life‐long learning, and are seeking higher levels of achievement in their personal and professional lives. For conference is open to Tiffin University students, faculty, staff and alumni as well as the Tiffin and surrounding communities.

Reservations are required to be a part of the event.

For more information: Vickie Wilkins, wilkinsvm@tiffin.edu

Event Registration

LIMITED SEATING: The event is open to the first 100 students and 100 professionals who register and will fill to capacity.

Professional - registration form

Student - registration form

Event Agenda

5:00 p.m. Social, Networking and Raffle Baskets
5:20 p.m. Welcome – Ms. Claire Johansen, Tiffin University Board of Trustees Chair
5:25 p.m. “Each One, Reach One” award presentation – Ms. Alfreeda Goff, Executive Search Associate - Spelman Johnson - Former Senior Associate Commissioner and Chief of Staff: Horizon League
5:35 p.m. Dinner party, featuring music by TU’s music department
6:00 p.m. Keynote address – Ms. Sandra Williams, State Senator and TU Alumna
6:45 p.m. Cultural Competency Debriefing - Dr. Lillian Schumacher, Tiffin University President
7:00 p.m. Table Talk I
7:30 p.m. Table Talk II

2019 Keynote Speaker | Sen. Sandra Williams

State Senator and Tiffin University alumna

State Senator Sandra Williams, who represents Ohio's 21st Senate District, is currently serving her first term in the Ohio Senate.
Senator Williams is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, where she attended Cleveland Public Schools. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Cleveland State University in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice, a Master's in Criminal Justice Administration from Tiffin University, and an Executive Master's in Business Administration from Cleveland State University. She is also the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Tiffin University. In addition to her senatorial duties, Senator Williams serves as the Vice Chairwoman of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party and associate professor at Cleveland State University.

Sen. Sandra Williams

Senator Williams has spent more than two decades in public service—as a corrections officer, probation and parole officer, mediator for the State of Ohio, legislative aide, and State Representative. She also served our country as a member of the United States Army Reserve and was honorably discharged in 1995.

In the 132nd General Assembly, Senator Williams serves as a ranking member on the Public Utilities and Ways and Means Committees as well as Vice Chair on the Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education. She also serves on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee, Corrections Institution Inspection Committee (CIIC), Joint Education Oversight Committee (JEOC), Governor’s Executive Workforce Board, Power Sitting Board, and Tuition Trust Authority Investment Board.

As a prominent member of the Democratic Party, Senator Williams has built bipartisan relationships with lawmakers in Ohio and throughout the United States. During her time in the General Assembly, she has made strong efforts to improve access to economic development opportunities, such as improving contracting for women and minority contractors. She has also worked to expand job-training opportunities for Ohioans entering the workforce or transitioning into new fields. Senator Williams was the joint sponsor of legislation that renewed the Ohio Third Frontier program, which is dedicated to assisting the growth of diverse startup and early stage technology companies. She has also championed initiatives that revised criminal sentencing and re-entry laws and removed significant barriers to employment—providing a second chance for ex-offenders to allow them to become productive citizens.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Traditionally, over 200 individuals male and female students, alumni and community leaders from all sectors of business and government participated in this free event focusing on leadership development. In order to maintain the event as a free program, sponsorship is requested to offset related expenses.

Please consider a sponsorship for the 2019 Women’s Leadership Seminar through monetary donations or a gift in kind.

To sponsor this event or for more information please contact: Rahat Ahmed, ahmedr@tiffin.edu, Dr. Bonnie Tiell, btiell@tiffin.edu or Vickie Wilkins, wilkinsvm@tiffin.edu.

Title Sponsor - $5,000
Includes exclusive rights to identify name of your organization with the event; logo on participant giveaways; program recognition; opportunity to address conference attendees; website presence

Reception Sponsor - $3,000
Includes signage on food and beverage tables, program recognition and verbal recognition

Corporate Sponsor - $1,000
Includes program recognition and verbal recognition

Breakout Sponsor - $500
Includes verbal recognition prior to the session

Gift in Kind | Door prizes, participant gift bags, etc.
Includes program recognition

Each One, Reach One Award

The Tiffin University Women’s Leadership Conference is intended to be a driving force for ambitious women who realize the power of networking, embrace life‐long learning, and are seeking higher levels of achievement in their personal and professional lives. The conference is open to Tiffin University students, faculty, staff and alumni as well as individuals from and surrounding communities.

Three “Each One, Reach One” awards are presented to a TU alumni, a community member and faculty/staff member with these qualifications:

  • Committed to inspiring others through service, education, teamwork, and compassion.
  • Demonstrated volunteer service to their community and society.
  • Able to receive the award at the conference, barring any extenuating circumstances.

Each One, Reach One Winners 2014: Alfreeda Goff
Each One, Reach One Winners 2015: Jenna White, Lauren Caminiti and Hayley Coppola
Each One, Reach One Winners 2017: Jill Gosche, Melissa Coe, JoElle Hall
Each One, Reach One Winners 2018: Dr. Bonnie Tiell, Marti Jerew, Pat DeMonte

Nomination Form

2019 Each One, Reach One Award Nomination form